If you swore off fatty foods, sweets, chocolates, drinks, and other sugary items on New Year’s Eve, then you’re certainly not alone. However, you’d be surprised to know that countless people make New Year’s resolutions, but only 12 percent of them keep their word and accomplish their resolutions.
If you started 2016 with realistic weight loss resolutions, you should be completely confident that you’ll achieve your goal. Still a little uncertain? Check out this blog post before you consider giving up your efforts:
New Year, New Hopes, New You!
So you weren’t able to achieve your last year’s weight loss resolutions? Don’t worry, it’s time to wave goodbye to those failed resolutions and make a fresh start. Here are some effective weight loss tips that will surely make your New Year’s resolutions a true success.
Banning Trigger Foods?
This approach is likely to backfire. Banning the food items you’re attracted to, whether it’s French fries, chocolates, beverages, or desserts, can eventually make you get back to your old eating habits. So don’t say “NO” to your trigger foods. Instead, relish your desired treat once a week.
Enjoy Your Weight Loss Resolutions
To many people, the word “diet” symbolizes deprivation. If your weight loss program doesn’t excite you, you’re likely to abandon it soon. Be glad about the innumerable health advantages you’ll be getting from your weight loss routine. Think about longevity, strength, and health. Make a few positive, healthy amendments in your lifestyle to make your weight loss resolutions even more enjoyable.
Make a few basic and simple changes in your lifestyle to realize your fitness dreams. These changes should cover the items you eat, the timings you eat at, and the quantity you eat. To tell you the truth, you can never be successful with your weight loss targets if you don’t improve your lifestyle.
Don’t Do it Alone
Your weight loss goals may become extremely boring and challenging if you try to achieve them on your own. You may give soon if your targets are lofty. So include a weight loss companion in your resolution.
A relative, buddy, or trainer can help you stick to your plan. You would definitely enjoy your workout sessions if a friend is there to accompany you.
Monitor Your Progress
Follow and record every small achievement. This will not only keep you motivated, but will also give you a chance to strategize.
Make short-term weight loss goals as you can easily keep and fulfill them. If you are currently focusing on losing 20 pounds, then change your plan. Try focusing on getting rid of those first five pounds.
Don’t Give Up
If you have lost the energy and interest to work on your New Year’s resolutions, don’t quit. Start afresh! Make a new commitment for the next 24 hours. These 24-hour commitments will help you get back on the right track.
The bottom line, stay true to your weight loss resolutions and make your realistic goals a reality!